Death Tattoos

Death is one of the main aspects of our lives. It is imminent, inescapable, and a fact of life; eventually our time will come. There is no one image to symbolize death in a tattoo. Some choose to use the theme of graveyards, a cloaked skeleton with a sickle, or an evil looking angel. Other images that are incorporated with this theme are the grim reaper, skulls, and the devil. On a brighter note, depictions of death do not have to be in such a melancholic light. One could show a spirit rising into the gates of heaven or the soul being carried to its final destination. Also, one could reference mythological scenes such as Hades and the underworld, the phoenix rebirth from the ashes it died in, and the mighty banquet hall of Valhalla.